Dashcam Video Shows Tulsa Officer-Involved Shooting

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 7:28 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa police have released dashcam video of a police chase that ended with the suspect shot and killed.

The video gives an idea of what happened from a police perspective.

TPD says Sgt. Stephen Stoltz shot driver Russell Rosser several times as he was driving toward Stoltz near Pine and Dawson.

At the time, Stoltz was out of his patrol car putting down stop sticks.

The dashcam video does not show the incident from Stoltz's perspective, but does show Rosser backing the stolen pickup into another officer's car and taking off through a neighborhood.

TPD says in all, Rosser backed into two police cars.

The other crash injured an officer when the airbag deployed, hitting his hand.

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It started Wednesday afternoon near 800 North Louisville Avenue, when police say they tried to pull over Rosser for a traffic violation.

Officers say the chase lasted about 20 minutes.

Moments before shots were fired, officers talk about what happened so far.

“He's swerving toward a unit there, did we get him spiked or not?”

“Did he try to hit you officer?
“He tried to ram two police officers”
“10-4 Charlie 301"
"Uh, he's crashed out at Dawson and Yale, uh, Pine.”
“Shots fired, BOOM, get your hands down.”

The district attorney's office will determine if the shooting was justified.

Tulsa police are not discussing the dash camera video while the investigation continues.

Investigators are still searching for a passenger who ran from the truck before the shots were fired.